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“Double Double NASCAR Night” this Saturday at Houston Motorsports Park as NASCAR Fiesta Modified championship battle rages



Houston, TX (August 13, 2014) – Twin feature events for all six Houston Motorsports Park stock car racing classes are set for this Saturday, August 16, at the well-groomed, NASCAR sanctioned, 3/8-mile oval in Northeast Houston.


Double features mean twice the chance for race teams to gain – or lose - valuable championship points as the battle for supremacy in several classes intensifies at the “Palace of Power.” As the season looks towards its last few race nights, it would not be surprising if this event goes a long way towards deciding who will reign supreme after the dust has settled in October.


“Double Double NASCAR Night “also means double value for NASCAR fans since the track will be offering two adult admissions for price of one $12 adult admission. And since children 12 and under are admitted without charge, and since hot dogs, cokes and beer are only one dollar, an action-packed NASCAR family night at HMP becomes very affordable.


NASCAR Fiesta Modified drivers Zach Knowles, who took over the points lead from Michael Kourkoubes after Kourkoubes ran into trouble two weeks ago, Jason Morman, Zak Hausler and Joe Aramendia are locked in a fierce battle for the 2014 championship with just a few points separating the quintet.


Kourkoubes, who has enjoyed the top spot in the Modified standings for most of the season, is feeling the heat from several drivers who are mounting championship runs going into Saturday’s twin 40-lap main events.



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“Joe Aramendia is always tough competition and is always a threat to win,” Kourkoubes said when asked about the pack at nipping at his heels. “He’s won lots of championships and he knows what it takes to earn that trophy and the prize money that goes with it, but Zach Knowles has been very consistent this year and has been hard to beat as well - and now I’m chasing him after my wreck two weeks ago.”


And as if to underscore the fact that the championship is indeed up for grabs, Kourkoubes quickly identified several other contenders who surely will be heard from before the season is over in October.


“Jason Morman has been running pretty consistent and is in the top five in points as well. And Brian Moczygemba and Johnny Walker are always threats to win this year, but both have had some bad luck thus far. I also feel that Clayton Green is getting stronger every race and his time is coming soon. I have a lot of respect for all the guys and enjoy racing with them all,” Kourkoubes concluded.


In the NASCAR BWFS Coke Truck class, there is also a multi-driver struggle for the top spot. Charles Evans, Jr, is on top for the moment, but Kyle Books , David Webster, Travis Benson , Mason Teague and Mike Coursey are all well within striking distance . Look for any one of these drivers to move up the list on Saturday - especially with double points on the line in their twin 30-lap feature events.


The American Muscle Car (AMCAR) division is the fastest-growing NASCAR sanctioned class at HMP with several of the Mustang/Camaro-bodied stock cars making their debut over the past two race events. They will be competing in two TFE Company-sponsored 20-lap feature races.


Last time out David Webster drove the brand new Dale Sheen AMCAR Camaro to victory circle after dueling with another new AMCAR Camaro driven by Derek Shumaker.



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“I am pleased that the new AMCAR class is gaining some traction here at the Palace of Power,” said HMP General Manager John Mandabach. “We anticipate that at least three, and possibly four, of the new AMCAR s will be running with us this weekend. Those cars look sharp and our NASCAR fans love sharp-looking, fast race cars. ”


Also on tap are double 25-lap features for the Legends, twin 15-lap events for the rough-and-tumble Eco Stocks and two 15-lappers for the quick little Bandoleros.


Racing at the park-like facility starts promptly at 7 pm and normally finishes by 10:30 pm.


Houston Motorsports Park is located at 11620 North Lake Houston Parkway in Northeast Houston.


The HMP information hotline is 281-458-1972.


The HMP email address is events@houstonmotorsportspark.com and the information hotline is 281-458-1972.

For more information about Houston Motorsports Park and Saturday’s “Double Double Night” visit www.houstonmotorsportspark.com or look us up on Facebook at facebook.com/houstonracing.

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